Bildung und Perspektivität. Kontroversität und Indoktrinationsverbot als Grundsätze von Bildung und Wissenschaft

Sander, Wolfgang
April 2009
Erwägen Wissen Ethik;2009, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p239
Academic Journal
In the German academic debate on civic education the necessity of representation of controversies and the prohibition of indoctrination have been accepted as fundamental principles since the Beutelsbach Consensus in the late Seventies. The article examines if and in what sense these principles should be emphasized as principles of education for the education system in general, particularly for schools. The article consists of three parts: Firstly, multiperspectivity will be exposed as a principle for all school subjects. Secondly, the connection between knowledge, and perspectivity will be discussed from a constructivist point of view. And thirdly, a renaissance of education (in the meaning of the German term "Bildung") as a general concept for the tasks of schools based on a constructivist understanding of knowledge will be outlined.


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